Germany-based carmaker giant AUDI has inaugurated a 5.4 billion forint engine development centre at its base in Gyor, Hungary. Audi Hungaria Motor played a big role in lifting Hungary’s exports to Germany by 10% last year, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at the opening of the 1,600sqm centre.
Audi Hungaria Motor managing director Thomas Faustmann said the company wants to double the size of the development centre by the end of 2016. More than 200 engineers are working on some 200 types of engines in Gyor, said Oliver Hoffmann, who oversees engine development at the base. In most Audis around the world “beats a heart from Gyor”, he added.
Audi extended the capacity of its factory in Gyor and invested 900 million euro in the last years for the extension of the factory. The main business activities of AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft., namely the engine production, engine development and car assembly have been separated from the non-productive units.